The 2013 Library Board
LUCY CAYUELA, the current Board Chair, was appointed to the Board in January 2008. Born in Mexico City, Lucy worked as a lawyer before moving to Canada in 1996. Unable to practice law in Canada, Lucy trained as a Legal Assistant and worked in that area up to 2003. She is now a full-time mother to her two boys: Emilio and Marc. Lucy is interested in the non-profit sector and has taken courses in community development and non-profit management. A resident of the District of North Vancouver and of Canada for the past nine years, Lucy is grateful to be able to give back to her community. Lucy is chair of the Carisbrooke Parent Advisory Council (CPAC), and is a member of the Carisbrooke Elementary School’s Student Planning Council. Lucy serves on the Board’s Human Resources Committee.
GOPI CHANDE was appointed to the Board in January 2012. Gopi has lived in the Edgemont Village area of North Vancouver District since 2005. Gopi is a chartered accountant, presently working in finance for Telus. She is married with two young children. Gopi is also actively involved with the Girl Guides of Canada and the Executive Parents Council at Mulgrave School. Gopi is an enthusiastic library patron, particularly enjoying visits to the library with her children. She is excited about the transformation libraries are experiencing as a result of digital media. Gopi serves on the Board's Finance Committee.
MATTHEW DeBOCK was appointed to the Board in January 2012. Matthew is a relative newcomer to the District, having moved to Lynn Valley with his wife and two pre-school-aged sons in 2011. He believes the Library is an important part of a healthy community, which played an important role in the decision to raise his family in Lynn Valley. Matthew is a lawyer and former journalist, and serves as co-chair of the Board’s Governance, Risk Management and Planning Committee.
FIONA KELLY was appointed to the Board in January 2011. Fiona has lived in Lynn Valley since August 2009 when she arrived in Canada from London, UK with her husband and two teenaged sons. With an interest in people and a background in teaching, coaching and business, Fiona currently works as an administrator. As a lifelong library user, Fiona believes that a good Library enhances the life of every citizen. Fiona serves on the Board’s Human Resources Committee.
KEN LIM was appointed to the Board in January 2011. He has a multi-faceted communications background. His experience has included being an account director, copywriter, graphic designer, photographer and running his own business. Volunteer positions have included being chair of the Arts and Culture Commission of North Vancouver and editor-designer of the FCC BC newsletter. He has also volunteered for the Red Cross and the GVRD (Greater Vancouver Regional District). Ken and his family have lived on the North Shore for over nine years. He has a CD of his own songs and a personal website (www.kenlim.com). Ken serves on the Board’s Governance, Risk Management and Planning Committee.
MIKE MCGRAW was appointed to the Board in January 2011. As an active community member and supporter of public education, Mike also serves on the North Vancouver School District 44 Board of Trustees. Returning to his North Vancouver roots in 2008, Mike has resided in the District for 14 years. He is the Founder and Executive Producer of LM Design Werks, an interactive design and development studio providing outsourced services to publishers in media and gaming. He brings 23 years of entrepreneurial leadership in start-up development and governance, strategic planning and visioning, product management, marketing, sales and finance. Mike serves on the Board’s Human Resources Committee.
ALAN NIXON is the current Council Representative on the Library Board. Re-elected for his fourth consecutive term as Councillor in 2011, Alan Nixon has been a resident of North Vancouver for over 55 years. His extensive record of community involvement began as a teenager when he was appointed to the Official Board of the Capilano United Church. It was at about this time that he began coaching a local minor league baseball team. He continued to coach and assist when his daughters were active in local soccer and baseball leagues. Councillor Nixon lives in Pemberton Heights with his wife Cathy and their daughter Kirby. Two of his daughters, Wendy and Angela, are now married and live in Courtenay and Kelowna respectively. He has four wonderful granddaughters, Maia, Jolie, Lucy, and Logan. Councillor Nixon serves on the Board's Governance, Risk Management and Planning Committee and the Board's Finance Committee.
SANFORD OSLER was appointed to the Board in January 2012. An economist by training, Sanford has worked in management at two large Canadian electric utilities. He has lived in the District of North Vancouver since moving here with his wife and children in 1993. An active member of the community, Sanford has been on the Board of the North Shore Credit Union and is currently on the Board of the North Vancouver Museum and Archives Commission. He believes libraries can play an important role in building community and is excited about helping this Library achieve its Mission and Vision. Sanford serves as co-chair of the Board’s Governance, Risk Management and Planning Committee.
FRANK SULLIVAN was appointed to the Board in January 2010. Frank has been a District resident since 1989 and believes that libraries should be a focal point of communities. He is married with two teenaged sons and has been employed by a major investment dealer since 1993. Experienced in the management and financing of public companies, Frank holds degrees in economics and management and is a Member of the Certified Management Accountants of BC. Frank one of the Board’s Co-Vice Chairs, and he serves on the Board’s Finance Committee.
All Library Board Trustees may be contacted through the North Vancouver District Public Library Acting Director of Library Services, and Board Secretary, Corinne McConchie.
North Vancouver District Public Library
1277 Lynn Valley Road,
North Vancouver, BC V7J 2A1
Phone: 604-990-5800, ext. 8113